Freestanding Fireplaces for Log Homes
Bye-bye brick and stone. Freestanding hearth products are all the rage in log and timber home design.
The Shaker Stove Wittus — Fire by Design; wittus.com Modern beauty meets Shaker simplicity in this efficient, multifunctional design. The short seat next to the firebox can be extended to a long comfortable bench, so you can quickly warm up after a day of skiing or dry out from a day on the water. The look is ideal for any home where clean lines and no-muss/no-fuss attitude are top priority. Dimensions: 41"h x 34"w x 21"d Venting: Top or back Fuel: Wood Heat Output: 20,000 BTUs
The Harvester Country Flame; countryflame.com Though it may look traditional, this powerful unit is anything but. Fueled by corn (it also can run on wood pellets), it's both economical and environmentally sound, while heavy-gauge steel construction, Queen Anne-style legs and 24K-gold-plated trim give it a timeless look. Plus its 75-pound hopper and state-of-the-art, automatic feeding system mean you don't have to keep adding fuel to the fire — it takes care of the task for you. Dimensions: 31.25"h x 30.75"w x 20.5"d Venting: Rear Fuel: Corn or wood pellets Heat output: 50,000 BTUs
DSA 1/Freestanding Scan; scan.dk Sleek, stylish and shiny stainless steel, the self-proclaimed "world's first freestanding fireplace" will add a hint of Scandinavia to your timber home. Its specially designed combustion chamber generates higher temperatures, resulting in less fuel usage, cleaner operation and a healthier environment. Dimensions: 72"h x 35"w x 29"d Venting: Top Fuel: Wood Heat output: 28,000-63,000 BTUs
The Zephyr View 2.0 Zephyr Stove; zephyrstoves.com When a widescreen HDTV just isn't enough, oversize your hearth, too. With a 23-inch diagonal firebox, it boasts the largest viewing window in its class. Solid walnut handles stay cool to the touch — perfect for loading the 21-inch-long logs it can accommodate. Plus, its low-emission output earned it EPA Phase II certification, so it's kind to the planet while it grabs your attention. Dimensions: 30.8"h x 27.5"w x 21.75"d Venting: Top Fuel: Wood Heat output: 12,000- 35,000 BTUs
The Scottsdale Outdoor Electric Fireplace Dimplex; dimplex.com Why should the inside of your timber home have all the fun? This easy-to-install outdoor fireplace with its realistic flame and weatherproof simulated-stone surround boasting Southwestern-style details will make an impressive addition to your deck or patio. And to amp up the ambiance even more, it comes with a CD player and auxiliary input for an MP3 player. Need more convincing? The average operation cost is about $10 a year. Dimensions: 52.25"h x 40"w x 14.5"d Venting: N/A Fuel: Electricity Heat output: 204 BTUs